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FRED BENJAMIN

FREDERICK CHARLES BENJAMIN by Dale Ricardo Shields  Dancer – Choreographer { September 8, 1944  –  December 14, 2013 } Page 1 – 8 Fred Benjamin, an internationally known teacher of jazz dance who was also part of the creative wave of young Black modern-dance choreographers who came to prominence in the 1970s. Benjamin was born in Boston, …

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SLIM MELLO

    Slim  Mello  By Dale Ricardo Shields Slim Mello was born in Brazil (Salvador-Bahia). Salvador. Considered the largest Black city outside of Africa with over 80% of the people being of African-Brazilian descent. “The city of Salvador is notable in Brazil for its cuisine, music, and architecture, and its metropolitan area is the wealthiest in Brazil’s Northeast. …

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